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Selected Gender-Linked Terms and Their Usage. A Corpus-Based Study
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2002 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]
By carrying out a corpus-based study of the word pairs woman/man and feminine/masculine, I try to show that the old images of male and female are still in use, consciously or subconsciously. A hundred examples of each term have been taken from the Cobuild computer corpus. The prenominal collocate directly to the left of the node has then been investigated. Only adjectives, nouns and particles have been counted. Moreover, no odd usages have been accounted for. This study presents evidence both for and against the traditional, prejudiced images. Women are frequently associated with attractive appearance and men with aggressive behaviour. Furthermore, there still appears to be a tendency for woman to be less visible in the English language than men. Yet indeed, the existing power-roles seem to be developing into a more equal relationship, something which also affects our language use.
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2002.
Keyword [en]
feminine/masculine, woman/man, sexism, semantic derogation, usages, computer corpus, collocation, synonyms
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-10609Local ID: U5594OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-10609DiVA: diva2:365730
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Humanities, Theology
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Denna uppsats kan beställas från arkivet / This paper can be ordered from the archive. Kontakta / Contact: arkivet@hh.seAvailable from: 2010-11-09 Created: 2010-11-09Bibliographically approved

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